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AISB event Bulletin Item

2nd CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Lattices and Relations, 12-14 Sep 2012, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

L&R 2012

Relation algebra in its modern form has been developed in fruitful exchange with neighbouring 
disciplines such as lattice and order theory, universal algebra, category theory, topology and 
model theory. Relational and lattice-theoretic methods are important to the semantic study of many 
nonclassical logics, as well as in the foundations of computer science, where they are widely 
applied. This has led to a research area with a quite liberal attitude in which results, tools 
and techniques from neighbouring fields are freely transported and combined. The area thus serves 
as an interface between fields and application domains.  The workshop aims to bring together 
researchers from various countries who are active in different facets of this area.
It is the second workshop in a series: the first installment has been organized at the University 
College in London (2010) (
While lattices and relations are the main thread of this workshop, the second installment 
particularly welcomes contributions about connections with topics such as semigroups, semirings, 
quantales, Kleene algebras, fixpoint calculi.

Invited Speakers

* Zoltan Esik, University of Szeged (confirmed)
* Marcel Jackson, La Trobe University (confirmed)

Featured topics
We invite to submit proposals for contributed talks dealing with topics within the scope of the 
workshop. This includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:
* (finite) axiomatisability of classes of algebras;
* computational aspects e.g. decidability and complexity of the
    equational theory, representation problem for abstract algebras,
    finite representation property;
* Kleene algebras, quantales, and other algebras of relations;
* duality theory, completions and canonical extensions;
* applications to logics and program semantics, computability.

Important dates
June 30, 2012: Extended deadline forTitle and Abstract submission of contributed talks (see below) 
July 7, 2012: Notification of acceptance July 15, 2012: Deadline for communication of attendance (see below) 
September 12-14, 2012: Workshop

* Robin Hirsh (University College London)
* Georg Struth (University of Sheffield)
* Szabolcs Mikulas (Birkbeck, University of London)
* Alessandra Palmigiano (ILLC, University of Amsterdam)
* Giuseppe Greco (ILLC, University of Amsterdam)
* Sumit Sourabh (ILLC, University of Amsterdam)

More Information

Please send your communications of
attendance and queries to Please submit titles and extended abstracts (max 1 
page) of your proposed contributed talks to Szabolcs Mikulas .
Information on the venue, hotels, maps, and social dinner will be made available at the following